Section 154.125 of the Texas Family Code governs the application of child support guidelines to a person’s net resources. In Texas, an obligor will pay a certain percentage of his or her net resources towards the support of his or her child or children. The amount is presumptively capped at a certain number absent special circumstances.
On July 12, 2019, the Office of the Attorney General issued a notice that the cap on child support would increase to $9,200.00 Please schedule a consultation if you would like to discuss how this change may effect you.
In Texas, a court order for alimony is called “spousal maintenance.
A monthly support payment cannot be more than $5,000 or 20% of the paying spouse’s average gross monthly income, whichever is less.
As of January 1, 2019, alimony payments are not taxable as income to the receiving spouse, and they will not be deductible for tax purposes by the paying spouse. If a divorce with alimony provisions was finalized by December 31, 2018, the former tax deductions remain in place.
Consult your tax profession for all tax advice and this office to discuss your divorce.
As circumstances change, you may find that the order initially agreed to or the judgment by the Court is no longing working in the best interest of your children.
Unless you meet certain legal requirements, you must wait at least a year before going back to court to change primary custody of a child.
The Texas Family Code provides grounds for modifications of orders regarding conservatorship and possession and access. Pursuant to T.F.C. 156.101, you must consider the best interest of the child andmake a determination of a material and substantial change for orders over a year old.
Schedule a consultation with our office to discuss your prior order.